During the 2015 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation that provides for a major change to existing laws governing taxicabs, limousines, and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft.
With more than 12,000 students, the University of West Georgia (UWG) has become a vital asset to the city of Carrollton and to the surrounding region.
Four years ago, the city of Waynesboro celebrated the opening of its Greenway Trail that includes an exercise course and links downtown to schools, library, recreation and several neighborhoods.
While many Georgia cities enjoy good working relationships with colleges and universities within their boundaries, there are often challenges and unrealized opportunity to improve collaborations.
This GMA webinar on protecting your city's data was done in partnership with Sophicity and was recorded live during a regional workshop on Friday, April 24, 2015. Nathan Eisner of Sophicity was the presenter.
In this video presentation, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown provides an overview of the Hall County Joint Municipal Association, a tool used in Hall County to facilitate collaboration between the cities and county on a variety of issues.
What do communities get for their investments in Complete Streets? In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal.
In his TEDXAugusta talk on January 30, 2015, Deke Copenhaver, the former mayor of Augusta, Georgia, highlights how cities should be viewed as organisms where all sectors need to be healthy in order to achieve sustainable prosperity.
Only three months into its existence, the recently merged city of McRae-Helena has already overcome numerous obstacles, encountered new challenges and planned for the future.
Three years and 29 students later the Downtown Renaissance Partnership, an innovative collaboration among GMA, the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the College of Environment and Design (CED), is thriving and delivering results for Georgia cities.
Hal Carter, owner of Hal Carter Construction, who was born and raised in Sylvester, has spent the last decade helping to improve downtown Moultrie by sharing his passion for historical buildings.
Safer spaces, transit, unique experiences, fun, more sidewalks, protected bike lanes, play areas, ice cream shops, craft breweries, family entertainment, more music, nice restaurants and nightlife are among the ideas Macon-Bibb County residents provided when asked what would help to revitalize the city’s urban core, which includes downtown and surrounding neigh¬borhoods.
As more teens, seniors and those in between take an interest in spending time downtown, the downtown public library is taking on an even greater role as a community gathering space.
Decisions are what government executives, elected officials and civic leaders do. They may make them in groups or alone, in public or private, but they spend a great deal of time preparing for, making, and carrying out decisions. Which begs the question: How do we know if we’re making good decisions?
From innovation to equity to safety, the sharing economy is impacting cities in a variety of ways that communities do business. A new report from the National League of Cities (NLC) looks at how the sharing economy impacts five key areas: innovation, economic development, equity, safety and implementation.